Our Development Notice is made up of different parts and it is important to understand how each section works and what you will need to provide us.
The Notice will include the applicant details, the proposed development, the property details, and it will come with a unique development reference number. The reference number must be provided each time you make contact with us.
The Notice will also include a list of conditions that must be adhered to as the development progresses. The conditions listed on the Notice require you and your team to take steps prior to or at key stages of the development, this may include prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate, prior to or during construction, and prior to the issue of an Occupation Certificate.
Depending on the development, examples of the imposed conditions may include:
Prior to Demolition – temporary water meter disconnection, sewer cap-off and/or disconnection of pressure sewer inspections.
Prior to issue of Construction Certificate – Section 64 Developer Contribution payments may be required, plans and water calculations must be certified, and regulatory obligations such as backflow prevention and liquid trade waste applications must be approved.
Works must not commence without written approval from Shoalhaven Water.
Prior to Commencement of Construction Works – a Construction Certificate must be issued by the Principal Certifying Authority (PCA).
During Construction of Works – inspections may be required including but not limited to, water meter installations, sewer main concrete encasement, backflow prevention devices, or liquid trade waste pre-treatment equipment.
Prior to issue of Occupation Certificate – supply of all relevant documentation including receipts.
Release of Subdivision Certificate – works must not commence without written approval from Shoalhaven Water.
Staged developments – larger developments may be staged with Certificate of Compliance issued as each stage progresses.
As you progress through the conditions, you may be asked to provide supporting documentation such as receipts or technical consultancy document (i.e. hydraulic reports, infrastructure plans, backflow prevention surveys or liquid trade waste treatment procedures).
One of the most common reasons that delays occur in processing a Water Development Notice is inadequate or the lack of required information on plans and documentation. To avoid delays please ensure you have submitted all the relevant information.